Our prediction for this Championship match:
All eyes will be on Vicarage Road when Watford and Hull City face each other in a highly-anticipated Championship game. Watford played out a goalless draw with Bristol City before the World Cup break, but they are seen as favourites to beat the Tigers in front of home fans. Ismaila Sarr is back from international duty, but the Senegal winger could start from the bench, while all Daniel Bachmann, Imran Louza, Jeremy Ngakia, Tom Cleverley, and Rey Manaj miss out with injuries.
The Tigers, on the other hand, are not enjoying a season to remember, with the team sitting in the danger zone ahead of Matchday 22, and given their poor display in a 2-1 loss to Reading, home win should definitely be considered. Oscar Estupinan misses out through suspension, while all Harvey Vale, Vaughn Covil, and Benjamin Tetteh remain on the sidelines with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Tom Cleverley):
Tom Cleverley started his youth career at Bradford City, but, at the age of 11 he joined Manchester United football academy. The 175-cm-tall midfielder made a great progress during his spell with the Old Trafford outfit and it has to be noted that he made his first-team debut with the Red Devils in a 3-2 win over Manchester City in the 2011 Community Shield.
Cleverley, who played for the likes of Leicester City, Watford, Wigan and Aston Villa on loan, scored three goals in 55 appearances in the league for Man Utd and in the summer of 2015 he signed a five-year deal with Everton. The midfielder scored two goals in 32 appearances in the league for the Toffees and he spent the second half of the 2016/2017 season on loan at Watford.
On March 31, 2017 Tom Cleverley signed a permanent five-year deal with the Hornets for an undisclosed fee. Speaking of his international career, the Watford footballer made his England debut in a 2-1 win over Italy on August 15, 2012. Cleverly was born in Basingstoke, England on August 12, 1989.
Highlighted Team (Hull City):
Hull City are a professional football club that was founded back in 1904. The Tigers used to play their home games at Boothferry Park, but they moved to the KC Stadium in 2002. The stadium capacity is 24,450.
Hull impressed in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and, as a result, they returned to the English Premier League. Hull City fans consider Leeds United their main rivals, but Sheffield United are regarded as Hull’s fierce rivals as well. Steve Bruce took over the reins at the club in 2012 and the experienced tactician helped the team book a place in the 2013/2014 FA Cup final, but Arsenal proved to be a big catch for the Tigers in the title decider.
Hull City finished the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign in 16th place in the standings to achieve their highest ever top flight finish. It has to be noted that Curtis Davies was named the team’s player of the year in the 2013/2014 season.